Push back on censorship in Texas and Tennessee

Bookstores and national bookseller associations are contesting a Texas law on sexually explicit books in school libraries. The law requires book sellers to rate books on the basis of sexual references. (The Texas Tribune, July 25, 2023, by Rebecca Schneid)

Tennessee teachers are suing in federal court claiming that a law restricting what they can teach about race, gender and bias is unconstitutionally vague. The law was passed in the wake of protests after the police killing of George Floyd to keep students from being indoctrinated with what the legislators called divisive critical race theory. (Chalkbeat, July 26, 2023, by Marta W. Aldrich)

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